|Bull Statues (page 4)
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|The fiberglass bull statues described below are smaller than those at the previous pages. They have smooth coats and were typically installed at meat markets.
|Gold City Grill
Meats & Deli
The Gold City Grill (now The Cow Cafe & Grill) steer statue projects from the roof. [map]
The Readfield Meats & Deli opened in 1960. The sign looks like it was designed to be used with this statue. [map]
Beans N Things Bar-B-Que opened in 1985. I don't know when the bull statue was installed on the roof. This photo is from 2012. Later that year, the restaurant closed and the bull was gone.
This bull statue at the Riverside Clubhouse restaurant is perched over the entrance. When this photo was taken in 2014 during the FIFA World Cup, the statue was wearing an American flag and had a soccer ball at its feet. [map]
San Jose, CA
This Bull statue in Jackson is installed on top of a revolving sign at Swingle Meat. It was not operating when this photo was taken in 2014. The statue has been here since at least 2008 and probably a lot longer than that. The company was established in 1945. [map]
This Bull statue in San Jose had been at the Sherwood Inn since at least the 1970s. The second photo is from 2014. Around 2014, the Bull had been given a bright green paint job. In 2020, the Bull was removed. [first photo thanks Mark Comstock]
This Bull statue in Lockeford is installed on a pole next to the Lockeford Meat Service building. The store has been here since at least 1972. [map]
|Hobe Meats was established in 1962. This pair of bull statues was installed around 2016. The neon sign shown in the second row above is located inside the store. [map]
|Worden's Meat [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
|The Worden's Meat building previously housed the Southtown Meat Co. This bull statue was installed on a pole by Southtown. This photo is from 2010. By 2013, Worden's moved to a new location. This statue is not at either the old or new location.
|Watering Hole Lounge [gone]
The bull at the Watering Hole Lounge was installed around 2015. It was gone by 2023.
The bull on the left at the Beef Wagon has been located in the parking lot of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association since at least 2009. The van with the statue has been traveling around Alabama since 1965. Around 2019, the statue was repainted. It was previously painted with a diagram with cuts of beef. These photos are from 2020 and 2021. Since at least 2013, there is also another bull statue on a trailer in the parking lot, still painted with the cuts of beef. For more, see this website. [map]
|AA Western Store
|B&W Meat Co.
The bull at the AA Western Store has been on the roof since at least 2008. [map]
The B&W Meat Co. bull has been there since at least 2008 and probably much longer. The horns on the bull might have been added since I haven't seen any others of this type with them. [map]
|These two Bulls are located at the main, downtown intersection in town. They are painted to look like an Angus and a Hereford. The statues were installed in the late 1950s to recognize County ranchers. [map]
Hawaiian Gardens, CA
The Bull in Hawaiian Gardens is installed on top of the sign at Northgate Market No. 3. [map]
The Bull in Winslow was located on the roof of the Winslow Ford dealership. Note his brand of "W/F". The dealership moved to a new location and the statue is now gone. [photo thanks Glenda Campbell]
The Bull in Edwardsville is installed above Quality Retail Meats, now the Goshen Butcher Shop. [map]
Los Angeles, CA
This pair of Bulls were elevated under the sign for the Pacific Dining Car. In 2020, the restaurant closed. The sign and bulls are gone now.
This Bull statue in Alturas is located on the roof of the Modoc Auction Yard Cafe. It has been there since at least 2007. This photo is from 2016. [map]
This Bull statue in Sonoma is installed on the roof of Angelo's Wine Country Deli. It has been there since at least 2007. [map]
The first Bull shown above in Albuquerque is installed on top of the sign of Mac's La Sierra Coffee Shop. For more, see this website. [map]
The second Bull shown above in Albuquerque has been located in front of the Town House Dining Room since around 2011. The place is now known as Los Mexicanos Restaurant. The statue is still there. [map]
The Bull in Phoenix is located on top of the Stockyards Restaurant. [map]
Las Vegas, NV
This Bull in Las Vegas is located at the Golden Steer Steakhouse. The restaurant opened in 1958. This statue may have been here since the 1960s. [map]
This Bull in Fallon is located at the Cock'n Bull Restaurant which has been closed since 2014. The bull and sign were installed around 1975. [map]
This Bull in Flint stood in the parking lot of Tom Z Flint Original Coney Island for many years. By 2018, the restaurant had closed and the statue was gone.
Sacramento, CA (now Wilton, CA)
|This Bull in Sacramento was installed in front of Ruland's Used Office Furniture during the day. He was wheeled inside the store when the store was closed. He was frequently repainted with different sayings on his sides. He was named Ruofs (pronounced "Rufus" but spelled as an acronym for the store's name). The statue was originally installed at Elk Grove Meats. He was about to be trashed when Ruland's adopted him in 1989. These photos are from 2018 and 2019. In 2021, it was announced that the store was moving. The bull was moved to Fog Willow Farms in Wilton, CA.
Valley City, ND
|Babe the Blue Ox
The Bull statue in Valley City is installed at Valley Meat. [map]
The Bull statue in Brookfield was located on the roof of the Papa Vini Restaurant. The restaurant later housed Brookfield Restaurant & Nicholson's Pub. This photo is from 2009. By 2015, the statue had been painted a more traditional brown. In 2018, the restaurant had closed and the statue was removed. It is now displayed at the local farmer's market. For more, see this website.
The Babe the Blue Ox statue was once installed on the roof of the Blue Ox restaurant in town. There was also a wooden statue of Paul Bunyan on the same lot which is now located in Three Rivers, CA. Babe is now in storage at the Porterville Fair Grounds. She/he makes appearances during the fair, dressed in different outfits.
|Clarion Meat Lockers
The Clarion Meat Lockers bull statue had been installed over the store's entrance since around 1960. Around 2021, the statue was moved next to the entrance. For more, see this website. [map]
This rooftop bull statue at Schuman's Meat looked recently refurbished when these photos were taken in 2009. The statue is still there but the sign is gone. [map]
|Hilltop Steakhouse [gone]
|The Hilltop Steakhouse had about ten fiberglass cow and bull statues grazing in front of the restaurant. This photo from the 1960s shows the statues which were produced by Prewitt Fiberglass Animals or International Fiberglass. During the Christmas season, Santa hats were put on the statues. The restaurant was also well-known for its giant cactus sign which has been adapted for new businesses on the property. In 2013, the restaurant closed and the cows were removed. Three of the statues were moved to MarketStreet in Lynnfield, MA. [map]
|Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse [gone]
|Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse had seven locations in Florida. These photos are from 2005 when there were six life-sized fiberglass bulls in front of this location. The chain went out of business in 2010. Landers Steakhouse is located here now and the statues are gone.
|Howard & Son
These two statues appear to be a match. I don't know of any others with roached necks like this.
The Howard & Son Meatpacking bull was looking a little rough when this photo was taken in 2006. The statue has been repainted. [map]
This Bull statue is installed in front of the El Torito Grill. [map]
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